Michael has extensive experience in complex litigation matters, representing clients in both federal and state courts. A significant portion of his practice involves employment law, and includes providing major corporations with national oversight of their employment litigation. Michael also counsels and defends management and employers on a wide variety of professional and commercial matters. He has served as trial counsel in cases of product liability, premises liability, construction litigation, environmental, sexual abuse, and other complex litigation.
A native of the Midwest, Michael obtained both his Bachelor of Arts and J.D. from Marquette University. During law school, he served as Executive Editor of both the Marquette Law Review and Journal of the National Sports Law Institute. At graduation, he was honored with the Dean's Award for Outstanding Service to the Law School and Profession. Michael remains an active contributor to legal scholarship. He published an article on liability issues in childhood sexual abuse cases in the MBA Civil Litigation Section News. He is a frequent speaker for various insurance trade associations on topics such as sexual abuse, employment law, discovery practice and procedure, and non-profit liability issues. He is also a lecturer for the national Non-Profit Risk Management Institute in Washington, D.C. In 2009, Michael was inducted as a Fellow into the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only national trial lawyer honorary society. Michael has also been recognized by Massachusetts Super Lawyers, an annual listing of outstanding and professionally accomplished attorneys representing a wide array of practice areas.
Michael enjoys spending free time with his family and staying actively involved in community advocacy and service. He is a member of the Island Creek Oyster Foundation and is a youth football and basketball coach in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Michael also serves as a Co-Chairperson on the Parent Advisory Board at Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, Massachusetts, and has been coaching the school's Mock Trial Team since 2011.